83p067 and 83p068 constitute a class in series of classes with Gary Snyder in which Snyder discusses "The Book of Songs", his poems, the importance of saying grace, the role of the poet in society, and visions.
Gary Snyder class on Eastern and Western folk ballad traditions, August 1983. Gary Snyder discusses universality of folk ballad in Eastern and Western tradition. Discussion includes accessibility of poetry, elitism and approachability.
Gary Snyder gives a class as the first of a four class series during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. Snyder discusses the origins of literature and its evolution in pre-literate and literate societies. He talks about the differences between poetry and prose, emphasizing the musicality of poetry. He also discusses various forms of literature that exist throughout the world, such as sacred and secular song. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Gary Snyder class. Snyder discusses tips for writing poetry, several editing processes, and some Japanese Zen literary advice. He also reads several translations of Chinese poems, talks about Gregory Bateson and Wendell Barry, and reads Kenneth Roxroth's translation of a poem called "Full Moon." favorite ( 1 reviews )
Gary Snyder leads a class called "Linguistics, Anthropology." Snyder's discussions of indigenous, oral poetic traditions, and his reading of "The Song of the Daughter of the Mountain God," a poem from the oral tradition of the peoples indigenous to Hokaido, Japan, lead him to discuss the basic linguistics of speech.
This is a continuation of Gary Snyder's class, "Linguistics, Anthropologies," in which he answers student questions. Topics covered include circumpolar bear cults, totemic remnants in Japanese culture, humans' relationship with technology, and the ethics of marijuana cultivation.
This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This is an odd tape project on one side of a tape that appears to be a private conversation between Ginsberg and other artists that are not names. The conversation is interupted by Phone Calls and abruptly ends. There is a long silence and then there are two songs that are poorly produced that are not given names. Both f these songs appear on the album "Capitol Raspberry". The tape ends in mid-lyric. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg and Jerome Rothenberg class on the voice. They introduce a variety of voice recordings, including poetry in multiple languages, sound poetry, and chanting. They also discuss theories on voice, and the effects of high frequencies as theorized by Antonin Artaud. Ginsberg and Rothenberg comment on the importance of each recording, its place in history, and perform other selected works. (Continued from 85P020) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This is a class that Allen Ginsberg taught at the Naropa Institute in 1988 on Improvised Poetics. Ginsberg instructs students in several writing and visualization exercises in order for them to engage mind and its structure and form. He also reads Kerouac's essay, "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and then discusses Kerouac and Neil Cassidy stories and techniques extensively with the class. The story of how "First thought, best thought" came about as a play between Chogyam... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This is the second part to a class from 88P045. Tape begins with Allen Ginsberg and his class discussing images to create text and cliche and the faults associated with insecurity of self image related to writing. Discussion evolves to mention Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Kerouac and their candid nature and the consequences or beauties associated with recreating reality. The class then moves on to language poets and what they embody with a student reading Stephen Rodefer's... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This recording from July 6, 1987 is of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikoff and reads from Williams' "St. Jame's Grove," "An Early Martyr," and "Rain" as well as others. He gives examples of Williams' writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind.
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikov, and reads from Williams's "Prelude," "Cambridge in the Alps," "Rain," and others. He gives examples of Williams's writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind. (Continued from 87P013)
Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Allen Ginsberg concludes his reading at the Naropa Institute, featuring "Sincerity rap" and a notebook entry for the day of the reading, 7/21/1985. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Gregory Corso presents a class on the Sumerian Gilgamesh epic, discussing the historical background of the epic, Gilgamesh as a tragic seeker, the goddess Tiamat, the relationship of Enkidu to Gilgamesh and the animal world, and immortality and impermanence.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Zodiac cycle of history, poetry of the Aryan Age, Neanderthal magic, Sappho, Hermes, Gilgamesh, whales, fate, and Gnostics. This is class 1 of 8.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including the Socratic Method, Nero, Masons, the French Revolution, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Roman mythology, Christianity, Post-Roman literature, Milton, and Blake. This is class 3 of 8.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso on archaic language and tailoring the poem. The class discussion includes Egyptian language, Count St. German, magic, obsolete words, and student works. This is class 5 of 8.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Plutarch, Catullus, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Burroughs, Kerouac, Cassidy, time travel, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sapphics. This is class 7 of 8.
The first two classes in a "History of poetry" series by Allen Ginsberg in the summer of 1975, taught by Gregory Corso while Ginsberg was sick. Corso holds the class in a "Socratic" format, allowing the students to ask him questions about anything they wish. He describes his process of editing and shaping a poem, and also talks about his family and relations with members of the Beat generation.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
Class instructed by Gregory Corso on poetry. Class begins with discussion on Thoreau and continues with student poems. The class concludes with an analysis of William Blake's Sick Rose. The tape ends with a piece of a separate class including Corso and Allen Ginsberg reading a poem. This is workshop 2 of 2.